‘Carry the fire’: Andrew Hastie on the threat of terrorism. Good to see an Australian MP speaking and thinking clearly:
Be clear-eyed about the threat. We are fighting against radical Islamists who are part of a networked global insurgency to undermine Western civilisation. …
Understand their methods. Radical Islamists are cowardly bullies who prey on weakness. They use terror attacks to compel us to do their will and social media to generate fear. … In the wake of an attack, the high priests of political correctness will demand your silence and submission. They will call you ‘intolerant’ and ‘bigoted’ for stating the obvious.
Remain vigilant. The Australian government’s primary task is to secure the Australian people. .. Our Australian Defence Force are targeting treasonous Australians who have gone to fight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Secure your neighbour, secure yourself. … Rebuild the little platoons that make Australia unique and a place where people want to live. Make sure you’ve got your neighbour’s back, and they’ve got yours. Real security comes from community.
Carry the fire. We have a great inheritance in our Australian democracy. Look around the rest of the world – Australia didn’t just happen. It has evolved over time and has been nurtured and protected by our parents and grandparents and those before them.
They carried the fire for us and we must do the same for the next generation.
Nature abhors a vacuum: we must not allow space for radical Islamist ideology to take root in Australian society. Tell the Australian story at the kitchen table. Teach Australian values at schools – tales of sacrifice, mateship and service. Understand and cherish our political institutions.
And don’t take a backward step.
Andrew Hastie in a previous job
We’re starting to see a transition on the Internet, into a period where too many ordinary people recognize how dishonest and ineffective our previous policies have been. As the politicians realize how stupid they appear by saying those things, they’ll stop. Which by the way is why they and the MSM have been so desperate to keep the PC narrative alive in the face of the continuing Muslim attacks that show they’re plain wrong. Denial Denial Denial.
Andrew Hastie is of a newer generation of politician, who was never beguiled by the PC fantasy-land.